2016 election

Transition to Trump: How Mike Pence is already paying dividends for Trump world

Mike Pence and the new White House Staff are primed to make America great again. Plus, Jeff Sessions will survive confirmation with his name and reputation intact, and, Too bizarre not to be true – some Democrats still weighing objections to the Electoral College vote.

Boom: Record 27 million guns bought in 2016

Paul Bedard, Washington Examiner

Driven by terror threats and a potential Hillary Clinton administration, sales of guns in America soared to record levels in 2016, according to the FBI. Just released FBI background check numbers, which roughly equate gun sales, totaled some 27,538,673, 4 million more than in 2015 and nearly double the number in President Obama's first year.

How Catholics Swung the Electoral College to Donald Trump

By Richard A. Viguerie, CHQ Chairman
Trump won by “a victory of increments” in key states that relied upon adding new voters; disaffected traditional Democrats and increments of other demographics, such as African-Americans and Hispanics, and especially Catholics, to build a new Republican-voting coalition.

Transition to Trump: The prospect of change in 2017 makes it a very happy new year

It’s very hard to predict what government will look like at the end of 2017, but one thing’s for sure – it will be different than it is today. Plus, Trump sends out markers that the press’s Obama honeymoon is over, and, Half the public is skeptical of Trump’s abilities, but his congressional outreach will improve his numbers.

2016, the Year That Time Remembered

Daniel Flynn, The American Spectator

Merriam-Webster, for reasons mostly pertaining to Trump, dubbed “surreal” its word of the year. The foreign yet familiar phrase “déjà vu,” the results of November notwithstanding, fits the times better. Two-thousand sixteen, we’ve been there, done that.

Red-state tide could flood into Minnesota

Salena Zito, Washington Examiner

The president-elect did not win the North Star State on Election Day, but he was 44,000 votes shy in a state he was supposed to lose by a predicted 8 percentage points. That near-miss shows how red Minnesota has become and illustrates how much the entire Great Lake Rust Belt has changed. Wisconsin, Indiana, Ohio and Pennsylvania all flipped their support from President Obama to Trump.

How Catholics Swung the Electoral College to Donald Trump: Part 3 of 3

By Richard A. Viguerie, CHQ Chairman
The results of our campaign to turn the Catholic vote away from Hillary Clinton to Donald Trump speak for themselves. In the top four battleground states Trump won Wisconsin (where 31 percent identify as Catholic) by 22,177 votes. In Pennsylvania (where 27.4 percent identify as Catholic) Trump won by 67,416 votes. In Florida (where 26 percent identify as Catholic) Trump won by 134,000 votes and in Michigan (where 23 percent identify as Catholic) Trump won by 10,704 votes.

It’s Pretty Clear Why Obama Wouldn’t Have Fared So Well Against Donald Trump

Phillip Stucky, Daily Caller

Obama claimed in a Monday interview with CNN’s David Axelrod that his ground game would have gotten out the minority vote such that he would have surmounted Trump’s election efforts in 2016. Not so fast, because Obama’s dream falls apart amid a wash of black activists who voiced disappointment in his presidency during the run up to the election.

The Audacity of Denial

George Neumayr, The American Spectator

Obama claims that he wants Democrats to do a better job of “bleeding” alongside of the working class and assuring them that “we understand why they’re frustrated.” But what is the ultimate source of the frustration? It is his insulting ideology. His “legacy was on the ballot,” a phrase he used during the campaign and now no doubt regrets, and the people rejected it.

How Catholics Swung the Electoral College to Donald Trump: Part 1 of 3

By Richard A. Viguerie, CHQ Chairman
Trump won by “a victory of increments” in key states that relied upon adding new voters; disaffected traditional Democrats and increments of other demographics, such as African-Americans and Hispanics, and especially Catholics, to build a new Republican-voting coalition.

The Desperate Revisionism of the Left

George Neumayr, The American Spectator

Hillary had come a long away from her days as a Watergate committee staffer who extolled the Pentagon Papers. In power, she had become like Nixon, adopting a sinister view of leakers and investigators and a sense of entitlement that led her to set up an illegal email server. But now out of power, she will dust off her senior thesis paper from Wellesley on Saul Alinsky and return to her radical roots.